Nissan 3.3L Index of Articles

How To Test The Starter Motor (1996-1997 3.3L Pathfinder)

How To Test The Starter Motor (1996-1997 3.3L Pathfinder)

As you're already aware, the engine is not gonna' crank and start if the starter motor has failed on your 1996-1997 3.3L Nissan Pathfinder. In this tutorial I'm gonna' show you how to test the starter motor and the inhibitor relay (starter motor...   read more >>

Starter Motor Circuit Diagram (1996-1997 3.3L Nissan Pathfinder)

Starter Motor Circuit Diagram (1996-1997 3.3L Nissan Pathfinder)

Here you'll find the typical starter motor circuit wiring diagrams for the 1996 and 1997 3.0L Nissan Pathfinder with an automatic or standard transmission. Contents of this tutorial at a glance: DIAGRAM 1: Automatic...   read more >>

How To Test The Camshaft Position Sensor (3.3L V6 Frontier, Quest, Pathfinder, Xterra)

How To Test The Camshaft Position Sensor (3.3L V6 Frontier, Quest, Pathfinder, Xterra)

The camshaft position sensor is inside the distributor on your 3.3L V6 Nissan Frontier, Pathfinder, and Xterra. It produces two position signals and both can be easily tested with an LED light (you don't need any expensive test equipment). And...   read more >>

How To Test Engine Compression (1996-2004 3.3L Frontier, Pathfinder, Xterra)

How To Test Engine Compression (1996-2004 3.3L Frontier, Pathfinder, Xterra)

The engine compression test on the 3.3L Nissan Frontier, Pathfinder, or Xterra is not too difficult. In this tutorial I'm gonna' explain how to do the engine compression test and I'm also gonna' explain how to interpret your test...   read more >>

Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor Test 3.3L Frontier, Quest, Pathfinder, XTerra

Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor Test 3.3L Frontier, Quest, Pathfinder, XTerra

This type of MAF sensor is used on the 3.3L V6 Nissan engine. So if you need to test the mass airflow sensor on a Nissan Quest, or a Pathfinder, or a Frontier or an Xterra... this is the article for you.. You'll find step by step instructions on...   read more >>

How To Test For A Blown Head Gasket (3.3L V6 Frontier, Pathfinder, Xterra)

How To Test For A Blown Head Gasket (3.3L V6 Frontier, Pathfinder, Xterra)

The Nissan 3.3L V6 engine comes with 2 head gaskets (one for each cylinder head). And four tests can be done to find out if a head gasket is blown. With the help of this tutorial, these are tests that you can do yourself without having to take...   read more >>

Power Transistor Test And Ignition Coil Test 3.3L Nissan (1996-2004)

Power Transistor Test And Ignition Coil Test 3.3L Nissan (1996-2004)

Testing a no-start problem due to no spark (at any of the spark plug wires) or a misfire condition on your Nissan mini-van or pick up or SUV or the Mercury Villager (with the 3.3L V6 engine) is not difficult at all. No expensive tools or diagnostic...   read more >>

Ignition System Wiring Diagram (1996-2000 3.3L Pathfinder)

Ignition System Wiring Diagram (1996-2000 3.3L Pathfinder)

The above typical ignition system wiring diagram applies only to the 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 3.3L Nissan Pathfinder and 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 3.3L Infiniti QX-4. It includes the following circuits: ignition coil, power transistor (ignition...   read more >>

Testing A BAD Alternator: Symptoms And Diagnosis

Testing A BAD  Alternator: Symptoms And Diagnosis

I've had so many folks come up to me and say: "I think the alternator is bad on my car because I disconnected the battery's negative terminal with the engine running and..." I cringe (internally) when I hear this. This is the worst thing anyone can...   read more >>

Ignition System Wiring Diagram (1999-2004 3.3L Frontier And Xterra)

Ignition System Wiring Diagram (1999-2004 3.3L Frontier And Xterra)

The above typical ignition system wiring diagram applies only to the 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 3.3L Nissan Frontier and Xterra. It includes the following circuits: ignition coil, power transistor (ignition control module), and camshaft...   read more >>